That Girl Shelly Ann!

The Olympics are officially over and I’m sure I am not alone in that what-do-I-watch-on-TV-now panic. There was some big breakout stars this time around — none bigger or more talked-about than Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. This Trini to the bone was proud to see two silver medals go to Trinidad and Tobago athletes. […]

Goddess Zuri giveaway winner!

Thank you all so much for your kind compliments and awesome suggestions on the Goddess Zuri giveaway! Candace, the creator of Goddess Zuri, chose the winner herself — she has a real vision for her teeshirt and accessory line and each name has a special meaning. She chose Olivia! Olivia on August 19, 2008 10:30 […]

I Can’t Go to Sleep

It happens when I’m at my most stressed out, busy, and overwhelmed — just when I know sleep is exactly what I need and I can imagine how sweet it would feel to just close my eyes and not think of anything anymore… I can’t do it. I find myself sitting up until 3 a.m. […]

O’Biden? Jobama?

Hat tip to Jack and Jill Politics for the name suggestions for the new Democratic ticket! I have been steering clear of politics lately, just because I notice a clear correlation with my high blood pressure and paying close attention to every detail of this election race. You already know what my hopes for the […]

Hot Beauty Must Haves

I try out so many beauty products in a given month, quite a few of them simply fall through the cracks. But when I fall in love, it’s a lasting attachment. These are some of my latest faves. Without a doubt, Benefit has to be one of my favorite beauty brands these days. I use […]

Throwback Thursday — A Decade Since Miseducation

The Root just did an amazing trilogy of Lauryn Hill tributes to commemorate a decade since Miseducation dropped. Rebecca Walker asks five questions (including the one everyone has been asking for almost a decade now, Are you coming back?), The Confessions of Lauryn Hill — lyrical analysis that revealed her true feelings about fame and […]

RIP, Stephanie Tubbs-Jones

Just saw this flash on screen on CNN this morning, and wanted to share with you all. From the AP: “Tributes from political allies and even one-time enemies came pouring in for Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a trailblazer whose energy and outspokenness made her one of Congress’ most dynamic leaders. Tubbs Jones, the […]